This science blog is hosted by the Stockholm Resilience Centre, in collaboration with our closest international research partners, and Think Globally Radio. The idea is simple. We will post lectures, conference summaries, article reviews, interviews and other interesting things in the field of earth system science and governance research. The writing team consists of scholars from a range of research centres, with background in diverse disciplines. But we all have one thing in common: the ambition to  explore the role of governance, institutions, networks and organizations in building adaptiveness, and supporting innovation in an era of global environmental change.

Meet the team!

Emily Boyd, is a lecturer in Environment and Development at the School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds (UK) and associate research fellow at the Stockholm Resilience Centre and Smith School of Enterprise and Environment, Oxford University. Emily’s current research is centered on development futures under climate change, in particular focusing on the governance and consequences of markets for nature and on the politics of resilient climate transitions. In particular, she is interested in the dynamics of change, question of scale, the linkages between local and global institutions, and the roles that are played by science, state, private and community actors in creating resilience climate futures.

Dave Huitema, is a research fellow at Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM), Amsterdam. Dave Huitema specializes in Public Policy and Public Administration. He is interested in environmental governance, and his focus in on water and climate change specifically. His research interests include water management, climate change, adaptive co-management, public participation, policy instruments and policy evaluation.

Ola Tjornbo, is a PhD student in Global Governance, and a McConnell Fellow at Social Innovation Generation (SiG), University of Waterloo . His primary research interest is the governance of complex problems and his PhD research looks at the impact of Information and Communication Technologies on innovative governance ideas such as adaptive and reflexive governance.

Stephan Barthel, is a research fellow at the Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics, and researcher at IHOPE. His research revolves around aspects in relation to management of urban ecosystem services and resilience. Focus is on social as well as ecological features that influence management practices.

Michael Schoon, is a post-doc at the School of Human Evolution and Social Change (Arizona State University, USA). His research interests focus on governance of transboundary environmental issues.  His current work looks at protected areas in southern Africa and collaborative environmental groups in the southwestern USA.

Derk Loorbach is a research fellow at the Dutch Research Institute For Transitions (DRIFT), Erasmus University Rotterdam. Derk got his PhD for developing a basic framework and instruments for transition management; an integrated governance approach dealing with complex sustainability challenges. He is both theorist and practitioner of transition management, actively involved in many areas such as the transitions in energy, water management, building and mobility. Over the past years, his main focus has been urban transitions and how transition strategies might be implemented to help cities to evolve rapidly into sustainable cities (whatever this may mean).

Beatrice Crona, is an Assistant Professor at the Stockholm Resilience Centre. Her work at the center has several strands: One is focused on different knowledge systems used for management of natural resources as well as the factors that affects how resource users (and managers) build their knowledge of the resource. The role of social networks for this knowledge production is also a related research interest.

Stijn Brouwer is a junior researcher at the department of Environmental Policy Analysis at IVM. He studied Social Science and Environmental and Resource Management. At present Stijn is working on his PhD thesis ‘Shifting the water administration into a higher gear’. In his research he is particularly interested in project management strategies and the complexity of the (adaptive) water agenda.

Eric Paglia, is a rock DJ, and mastermind behind Think Globally Radio. He is also a crisis management expert at CRISMART where he recently has been researching warning-response failures surrounding Hurricane Katrina, and the framing of the “Big Dry” drought in Australia in relation to climate change. Generally, Eric is interested in the interplay of crisis management and environmental issues.